Warning WARNING: THIS VIDEO REFERS TO OLDER VERSIONS OF WORDPRESS OR EXTERNAL WEBSITES. While the general principles demonstrated may remain the same, specific details may differ greatly from when this was recorded.
Note WordPress keeps the design completely separate from the website content

Summary

Installing WordPress Themes

Walkthrough

  • If you're not content, you can search for another theme and hit install until you find one suitable
  • WordPress keeps the design completely separate from the website content
  • So it's possible to change the design without effecting anything else
  • In wordpress the design is stored in what's called a Theme
  • On your wordpress dashboard, you'll find the Themes under Appearance on left hand side
  • Click it and you'll be brought to the Manage Themes page, where it displays the theme you have
  • Most of your should have the default theme, Twenty Ten
  • We're going to look at how to replace that theme with an alternative theme
  • Click on the Install Themes button, to the right of Manage Themes, it'll bring you to a search screen
  • This does a search of the wordpress themes site, with over 1000 free themes
  • There are other sites with both free and premium themes which we'll discuss in another video
  • There's also quite a number of issues to consider but we'll discuss that also in another video
  • For the moment, for this example we're going to tick the Dark, Blue, Fixed Width & Find Themes button
  • But you can select more appropriate boxes for your needs
  • Wordpress will display the relevant results to your search, for us 2 themes, Accountant & Nightly
  • You can preview what the theme will look like by hitting Preview button
  • When satisfied, you can hit the Install button next to your preferred theme
  • Then confirm by hitting the Install Now button
  • Very quickly it will bring you to the Installed Theme Page
  • Click Activate beside Actions to make the change
  • Go to your public view of your site, and hit the refresh button
  • You should see your new theme appear.
  • Don't worry if it looks quite bare, you can add plenty of text and images to bring it to life
  • Note it may reorder or remove some themes can be slightly different to others
  • If you're not content, you can search for another theme and hit install until you find one suitable

Resources

If you're not in a rush and you know you want a Premium Designed WordPress Theme, visit ThemeForest

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